Burma to Relax State of Emergency Laws

From Reuters

Burmas’s military government said Friday it would gradually relax emergency laws imposed last year after a national uprising.

A government spokesman told a news conference in Rangoon that a 10 p.m.-to4 a.m. curfew and a ban on gatherings of more than five people “will be relaxed gradually as conditions and circumstances improve”.

Diplomats in the Burmese capital, however, said that for fear of further unrest the government was unlikely to reopen schools shut since bloody campus battles with student demonstrators last June.